Rinne ( Shinigami) and Yato ( God) are both poor. Rinne goes to school but Yato doesn't'. They do request from people or help lost souls. In return they ask for money or some other offering for their work. Every little counts for them. The main female helps them with their daily routine and soon has a better understanding.
The story has relation to the spirit world and japanese folklore. A poor guy needs some money to survive in the "spirit world", he works with spirits and meets a girl with special spirit-powers and they became a mates to solve some problems and battles.
Kyoukai no Rinne is so much jocular than noragami, and you can find more powerful battles, and a serious background in noragami.
Both are stories involving schoolgirls who become wrapped up in the day-to-day lives of a deities that require small monetary offerings and go on adventures dealing with wayward souls still attached to the worldly plain.
You take a protagonist, should be a god or shinigami and a girl who's able to see ghost's and other supernatural creatures. Then you make the protagonists poor as fuck and you've got a funny show to watch
These two animes are extremely similar.
1) both include a male protagonist which collects offereings to deal with spirits
2) the main female lead is the only human that can see these spirits
3) They both have a cute lil' companion
Both of these animes really hooked me after 1 episode. The soft humour mixed in with action and supernatural really goes well with one another. I highly recommend you watch both. Norigami has a second season coming out in September so that says already that it's a good enough anime to get a second series. Watch them both and I'm sure you will love them.
They both have the same setting, plot and character role, except, Noragami is only 12 episodes long while, while KnR is 25, however in the character role category, the MC in KnR was more of a serious type than in Noragami, also, Noragami has that ecchi element, while KnR doesn't. When it comes to the plot setting the main antagonist involves powerful spirits, while in KnR the main antagonists were demons.
Both are shows created by Rumiko Takahashi who are about a boy who is half human half demon/shinigami who teams up with a girl with supernatural powers/sight to exterminate/exorcise demons/ghosts and eventually have to face an antagonist who has a relationship with the main boy.
Both the art and characters have similar characteristics and style along with the theme of the supernatural and everyday life. They're both fairly lighthearted with a slow paced love connection between main characters. However, Inuyasha being much longer has more time to develop the plot and characters. They're both guaranteed to make you laugh at times.
Both animes are made by the greatest of them all Rumiko Takahashi, they are very similar in the way there are supernatural tematics. Plus the design of the caracters, not to mention their personalities, are very similar. And is probably one caracter has its own double in the other anime.
So if you love Inuyasha, you are really gonna enojoy Kyoukai no Rinne.
Both are supernatural anime with a very normal protagonist who meets someone with red hair who looks human, but isn't. (Well, Rinne is half-human...) Both also involve the red-haired character battling supernatural enemies. Kyoukai no Rinne is more lighthearted, while Shakugan no Shana seems to get more serious.
The same comedy and supernatural based animes, where the main characters reluctantly found themselves involve with the supernatural, no thanks to another character whom were quite cheeky in their own way....the difference, was that in Kyoukai no rinne the main character is girls who has feeling for the cheeky guy, while in Fukigen the main character is a boy and to make matters worse for him is that he's classmates with the cheeky brat who tricked him to be his dog, BOOM!
Both shows deal with the exorcising or moving on of spirits. The main character uses spiritual devices that for some reason cost a lot of money. Both main characters desire more money. GS is definitely more cheesy than KnR, but they still have a generally similar undertone of helping ghosts.
Kyoukai no Rinne is pratically the second incarnation of Ranma 1/2.
Both are comedy anime, made by the same author and both have basically the same feel.
While Ranma relies on gender bending, people turning into animals and martial arts parodies to make the audicence laugh, Rinne's gags are all about the interaction with ghosts and the main character's financial problems.
Well the author is the same..
The setting is different but the storyline is similar...
You can call Kyokai no rinne the concept of Inuyasha and storyline of Ranma1/2...
Boy meets girl..
they solve problems of ghost/people together
The story aimlessly rotates in the same point....
Even though the plot is completely different the animes have common characters like the narration, comedy..
And the mc of both anime are having absolute similarities regarding their economy (both mc are poor and have large debt)
High school boy meets a female shinigami and they solve problems involving wandering ghosts (Bleach); high school girl meets a male shinigami and they also solve problems involving wandering ghosts (Kyoukai no Rinne)
When I first watched Kyoukai no Rinne it immediately reminded me of Bleach. The protagonist is both a shinigami and a human, much like Ichigo, and has a very similar attitude (rather calm and only bothered by true threats). Rinne and Ichigo both have the job of sending lost souls to their respected places (Soul Society in Bleach, the Wheel of Reincarnation in Kyoukai no Rinne). Kyoukai no Rinne is a little more light-hearted than Bleach, though the humour in both animes is rather similar, for example: both Ichigo and Rinne tend to get injured in humourous scenes, or they end up arguing with their female companion. read more
These two shows are similar in a way that they share many themes but the main ideas behind each show are polar opposites. In both shows there are people with the ability to see and interact with ghosts or spirits. However in Kyoukai no Rinne the idea is to make the ghosts move on to the afterlife so they can be reincarnated, but in Re-Kan! the protagonist does the opposite in causing the ghosts to stay earth bound by befriending them and interacting with them. Watching Kyoukai no Rinne makes me think about Re-Kan! and how the protagonist may be unknowingly causing more harm than good by not helping the ghosts to pass on. I just thought it was interesting how one show made me view the other in a different way.  read more
Both anime have the supernatural feature very present, and thats their main similarity!(esepcially thats the similarity of both the heroins)
Both of them are also hilarious though they have a different kind of humour!
They have also the same atmosphere, school and normal Japanese life!
Their animation is kinda different-as Kyoukai no Rinne follows Rumiko Takahasi's usual style-but both are fun to watch!!!
Both deals with the supernatural, both male MC were struggling to make ends meet, and it also involves a girl who somehow got involved with them, however one was more about comedy, while the other is about action.
While the genres are different, both shows have a similar light-hearted feel to them. Both are also semi-episodic, with each episode being a separate story.
The biggest similarity comes in the main characters, whom are both Shinigami/death gods, and have a black cat as their companion/contractor.
The main characters are human boys with slight supernatural abilities when it comes to demons/spirits/ghosts. Despite being human, they can see and interact with them. Both their grandmothers were exceptional at dealing with demons/ghosts and strangely, their grandmother is the only relative that is given importance or even mentioned in the anime. They both have "pet" cats which are actually demons that take on a cat form, but can transform into a larger more threatening form when needed, although Nyanko sensei and Rokumon have completely different personalities.
These animes sort of have their own plot per episode so you can enjoy a fresh story that branches off from the main plot each episode for the most part. They both radiate a very mellow, slice of life kind of feel. read more
There are similar in the comedy, romance school life and after that fight with the evil for the justice. Also it is similar in the way that the damashinigami trying to get more people to the rin ne with the way that the villains of the sailor moon trying to get energy from the humans for their own purposes.
Being quite different in mood (Rinne is more light-hearted with a hint of comedy, Jigoku Shoujo is darker and somewhat mysterious), both deal with supernatural, shinigami and the world of spirits/ghosts. The main character doesn't have a family and lives with grandparents, fulfilling contracts for the sake of the other world. Besides, both series start off as a bunch of seemingly unrelated episodes that gradually build into a grasping storyline.
Although Hotarubi no Mori e is a movie and Kyoukai no Rinne is a TV series, I noticed that, while I was watching Kyoukai no Rinne, the atmosphere, setting, as well as the story reminded me a lot of Hotarubi no Mori e!
In my opinion, if you like Hotarubi no Mori e you are going to like Kyoukai no Rinne and if you likes Kyoukai no Rinne you will find yourself enjoying the atmosphere of Hotarubi no Mori e, although it's not as lighthearted as Kyoukai no Rinne!
Yu Yu Hakusho: Spirit Detective has a very similar general theme, in that there are people from the other realms who come here to make mischief for us mortals and there are those tasked with stopping them. The art style of Kyoukai reminds me a lot of Yu Yu Hakusho.